Candida albicans vaginosis among patients in Likas Hospital Kota Kinabalu Sabah

Ofelia Awang Jati, (2006) Candida albicans vaginosis among patients in Likas Hospital Kota Kinabalu Sabah. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)


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The Candida albieans vaginosis is quite common in Sabah, Malaysia. There is a little information on the size of the problem amongst endogenous population. The aim of study was to create awareness, clinical presentation of the C. albieans vaginosis in Sabah. This study has also reviewed the pathogenesis, laboratory diagnosis and antibiotic therapy. Over the last 3 months there have been 57 reported cases of C. albieans vaginosis in Likas Hospital, Kota Kinabalu. Eighteen (31.6%) Kadazan, 15 (26.3%) were Bajau, 8 (14%) Chinese, 4 (7%) Indonesian, 1 (1.8%) Malay, Indian, Philippines and others 9 (15.8%) respectively were positive to C. albicans. The study has not determined any relationship between the Candida albicans vaginosis and the predisposing factors like Diabetes mellitus and antibiotic therapy. Most of the isolates were sensitive to common antifungal drugs. Further research is needed to determine the true importance of vaginitis in Sabah.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords: Candida albicans, endogenous population, antifungal drug, Diabetes mellitus, antibiotic therapy
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Science and Technology
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2013 04:43
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2017 04:43

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